You may be tempted to see Liam Neeson's new film 'Run All Night' coming out on March 13, but if you like guns, you may want to avoid the hypocrisy.
Here's what Liam Neeson said about guns after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in France as reported by Gulf News:
“There’s too many f***ing guns out there. Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it’s a f***ing disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.'”
Despite sounding hypocritical to many, Neeson had no problem with his comments and implied the roles he plays in movies (which involve him killing people with guns) serve as a catharsis.
“I think it can give people a great release from stresses in life and all the rest of it, you know what I mean? It doesn’t mean they’re all going to go out and go, 'Yeah, let’s get a gun!'” he told Gulf News.
The actor's comments on guns caused PARA USA, a company that provided guns for Neeson's film Taken 3, to issue a statement saying it will no longer provide firearms for his movies. Furthermore, they encouraged their partners in the industry to do the same.
Here's the statement taken from PARA USA's Facebook page:
“PARA USA regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film "Taken 3". While the film itself is entertaining, comments made by its Irish-born star during press junkets reflect a cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties. We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson and ask that our friends and partners in Hollywood refrain from associating our brand and products with his projects. Further, we encourage our partners and friends in the firearms industry to do the same.”
So, with this trip down memory lane, do you plan on seeing 'Run All Night'?
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